Legal Advisor – Law Firm – Nagoya, Japan

Okada Patent & Trademark Office, P.C., a large law firm, is seeking a Legal Advisor to work in Nagoya, Japan.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Intellectual Property Attorney – part time job in Japan.

A leading Japanese intellectual property law firm in Nagoya, Japan, seeks a US patent attorney or agent to fill a position which is going to be vacant.
The position is for two days work per week except national holidays.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.  The successful candidate will work at our office in Nagoya, Japan


The duties will include overseeing our foreign prosecutions, providing opinions on matters relating to US patents, providing advice/support on litigation and transactional matters involving US intellectual property issues, updating our Japanese qualified attorneys and staff on current US practice and US legal developments, and providing general advice in connection with copyright/trademark matters and related matters.


Japanese language skills are not required.  However, the successful candidate will have (a)-(d) and agree with (e).
(a) A Juris Doctor (JD) with admission to a state bar, and registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
(b) At least 2 years of experience either in private practice or in-house as a registered US patent attorney or agent, with significant prosecution experience.
(c) A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (though other engineering or related disciplines may also be considered).
(d) A native English speaker or considerably close to being a native English speaker
(e) A minimum two-year employment contract (notice clause is provided in the contract).

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact us via an e-mail to:  In your correspondence, please briefly confirm that points (a) - (e) are applicable.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nagoya, Japan